please take up the blanket so I can look underneath it
the soil was so dry that the plant seemed to take up the much-needed water instantly
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The study notes that there was a slowing in the take-up of SVOD services like Netflix and Disney+, and there are indications that viewing declined in 2022, along with most other forms of viewing as total viewing fell.—Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 3 Aug. 2023 Yet take-up of the newest COVID boosters, which target the BA.4 and BA.5 variants that dominated last year, is slow: Only 17% of the U.S. have gotten the booster, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.—Nicholas Gordon, Fortune, 20 June 2023 At the 10% take-up rate, projected spending on this one drug alone would exceed spending on the top 10 Part B drugs in 2021 and would represent close to half of the total $40 billion spent on the 600+ Part B covered drugs in 2021.—Medora Lee, USA TODAY, 1 June 2023 Funding markets had been showing signs of stress, though pressures have subsided with the take-up of emergency measures.—Craig Torres, Fortune, 23 Mar. 2023 The benefits one person wants and needs can greatly vary from what another person wants and needs—which is why variety (and knowing each benefit’s take-up rate) is key.—Mike Kappel, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2023
The universe gets even bigger if a difficult relationship isn’t taking up all the space.—Meredith Goldstein, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Sep. 2023 The timing of the filings on Friday means the justices could take up the case in the term that begins the first week in October.—Ann E. Marimow, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2023 The event starts with a ceremony at the park’s flagpole before a 2,200-step walk, symbolizing the steps that first responders took up the 110 flights of stairs in the World Trade Center.—Maura Fox, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 It’s billed as a family vacation, about 1,200 miles from Jersey, as the gang takes up residence in a swanky townhouse in Miami Beach.—Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 7 Sep. 2023 On workforce development, Ontario has been working to ensure Americans that take up new studios and soundstages coming on stream have local talent and crews to service their production shoots.—Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 7 Sep. 2023 The Senate took up 16 of those articles and will decide his fate in the coming weeks.—Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner, 7 Sep. 2023 Though the legal settlement requires Pinterest to take up inclusive product projects, diversity projects inside tech companies can feel less than urgent to executives focused on profits.—Paresh Dave, WIRED, 7 Sep. 2023 Lozano took up the challenge of leading the Mexican national team even though it was mired in one of the most profound crises in its history.—Abraham Nudelstejer, Dallas News, 28 Aug. 2023 See More
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